This is from The U.K. Daily Mail.
Like all DemocRats,JFK thought only of himself.
I say lift the embargo.Cuba has sugar and cigars.
Let capitalism finish communism left in Cuba.
There is more story at te link above.

President John F Kennedy ordered an aide to buy him as many Cuban cigars as he could just hours before he authorised the U.S. trade embargo – which subsequently made them illegal.

Kennedy asked his head of press and fellow cigar smoker Pierre Salinger to obtain ‘1,000 Petit Upmanns’ on February 6, 1962, so he could have them in his hands before they were deemed contraband.
Then, seconds after he was told the next morning that 1,200 of Cuba’s finest export had been bought for him, he signed the decree to ban all of the communist state’s products from the U.S.



Order: President John F Kennedy asked an aide to buy him 1,000 Cuban cigars - the day before he authorised the U.S. trade embargo

Order: President John F Kennedy asked an aide to buy him 1,000 Cuban cigars – the day before he authorised the U.S. trade embargo
Pierre Salinger
JFK
Accomplices: Pierre Salinger (left) was asked by JFK (right) to buy him 1,000 Cuban cigars the day before he authorised the trade embargo on the communist state
The re-surfacing of the story, initially recounted by Salinger to Cigar Aficionado magazine in 1992, comes with the passing of the 50th anniversary of the embargo yesterday.
JFK, he said, called him into his office and said he needed ‘some help’ to find ‘a lot of cigars’. He wanted ‘1,000 Petit Upmanns’ and needed them by ‘tomorrow morning’.
Salinger added: ‘I walked out of the office wondering if I would succeed. But since I was a solid Cuban cigar smoker, I knew a lot of stores. I worked on the problem into the evening.


The next morning, I walked into my White House office at about 8am, and the direct line from the President’s office was already ringing. He asked me to come in immediately.
‘How did you do Pierre?’ he asked, as I walked through the door. ‘Very well,’ I answered. In fact, I’d gotten 1,200 cigars. Kennedy smiled, and opened up his desk.
‘He took out a long paper which he immediately signed. It was the decree banning all Cuban products from the United States. Cuban cigars were now illegal in our country.’

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2098064/John-F-Kennedy-bought-1-200-Cuban-cigars-hours-ordered-US-trade-embargo.html#ixzz1lp9blAQa

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